A Treasury of Jewish Humor: A Collection of Jokes and Stories

Atlanta, GA – WEBWIRE

In But Is He Jewish? and Other Quirky Tales, Daniel Wolf introduces us to a cast of characters depicted to be from various eras and points in time. Each story is written in an uplifting, lighthearted manner, but the deeper meanings speak about the breaking down of barriers to promote awareness and understanding of Jewish culture. The stories are written in a way that forces the reader to pause and consider the implications of each amusing story.

This book will have readers laughing, crying, and leaving them in deep thought. It is a collection of stories that explore themes that are universal and timeless: love, mortality, courage, coming of age, and the importance of family.

But Is He Jewish? and Other Quirky Tales
Written by: Daniel Wolf
E-book (color illustrations): $2.99
Paperback (black-and-white illustrations): $18.06
Paperback (color illustrations): $35.99

Heres a hilarious book for the adventurer in all that turns a normally serious topic into a series of tales that are sure to tickle any readers funny bone. This humorous book is available on Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and GoToPublish. Those interested in contacting the author should send an email to wolfdnl@comcast.net .

This noteworthy book has been garnering appreciative reviews from the following sites:

  • https://www.hollywoodbookreviews.com/but-is-he-jewish/
  • https://thenewyorktoday.com/interesting-book-of-the-year-but-is-he-jewish-and-other-quirky-talesby-daniel-wolf/
  • https://www.theusreview.com/reviews-1/But-Is-He-Jewish-and-Other-Quirky-Tales-by-Daniel-Wolf.html
  • https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/but-is-he-jewish/

About the Author
Daniel Wolf was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After twenty-four years of teaching English as a Second Language, primarily at the elementary level, he retired from the Philadelphia Public School system in June 2015. From 1983 to 1993, he lived and taught English in Japan, during which time Mr. Wolf traveled extensively throughout Japan and Asia.

He is also a professional actor, writer, and director whose creative endeavors include comedy routines and music videos. Daniel Wolfs Music features Mr. Wolfs work of five full-length musicals, six plays, and numerous sketches, or go to Daniel Wolf Music & Comedy on YouTube, where he has comedy routines and music videos.

Treasury Funds Home Loans, Inc. Annouces Home Loan Origination Fee Reduction Program

 Treasury Funds Home Loans, Inc. is thrilled to unveil a California Statewide Initiative—the Home Loan Origination Fee Reduction Program.

Under the TFHL, Inc. Home Loan Origination Fee Reduction Program, TFHL, Inc. is slashing its mortgage loan origination fees to a mere 0.50% (equivalent to 1/2 a point), offering an unprecedented reduction for borrowers throughout the entire state of California.

Implemented as a pilot, this fee reduction aims to assist as many individuals as possible in realizing their dream of homeownership. The pilot program will run from December 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024, and applies to mortgage loan applications submitted to Treasury Funds Home Loans, Inc. during this period. The Home Loan Origination Fee Reduction Program is available to all qualified applicants purchasing or refinancing a home anywhere in the state of California.

Importantly, TFHL, Inc. remains committed to providing the lowest available interest rates. The reduction in origination fees does NOT result in an increase in the borrower’s lowest possible rate, ensuring continued affordability for homebuyers.

As per a press release from the California Association of Realtors, California’s median home price is anticipated to rise by 6.2%, reaching $860,300 in 2024.

The exciting aspect is the significant savings potential for homebuyers opting for a mortgage through Treasury Funds Home Loans, Inc.

Consider the following example of potential buyer savings:

-Based on California’s projected median home price of $860,000, with a 5% down payment and a $817,000 mortgage loan.
-A loan amount of $817,000 with an origination fee of 1.50 points results in $12,255 in loan origination fees.
-Utilizing TFHL, Inc.’s Loan Origination Fee Reduction Program of only 0.50 points (1/2 a point) for the same loan amount of $817,000, the fees are reduced to $4,085.
-This translates to a substantial buyer savings of $8,170 in loan origination fees.

Calling all real estate professionals! If you’re interested in directing your clients to Treasury Funds Home Loans, Inc. to take advantage of our Rate Reduction Program, keep reading. Our Loan Origination Fee Reduction Program is open to a range of professionals, including Attorneys, Builders, Realtors®, and more. To unlock this perk, individuals need to be pre-registered and approved partners within the Treasury Funds Home Loans, Inc. Partner Network.

Once approved, partners have the opportunity to advertise and offer this program within their networks. For instance, Realtors® can provide their buyers with a means to save on closing costs, facilitating a more achievable initial investment. This can prove beneficial in meeting asset and asset reserve qualifications. All network partners stand to gain by offering valuable benefits to their clients.

It’s essential to note that terms and conditions apply. While this program is available under most loan programs offered by TFHL, Inc., applicants must qualify for the loan according to the lender’s guidelines. Some loan types may have specific fee structures, making them ineligible for this promotion. For detailed loan information, interested parties are encouraged to contact their loan representative at TreasuryFundsHomeLoans.com today.

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Diane Bressem



  • Banking & Financial Services

US Treasury Official Keynotes the Future of Money, Governance, and the Law hosted by GBA

The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) announces that D. R. Maurice, speaking in her personal capacity will be a keynote speaker at the “Future of Money, Governance, and the Law” (https://gbaglobal.org/FoMGL/) conference on May 24-25, 2023, in the nation’s capital. The conference brings together government officials, industry leaders like Circle (CRCL) and Ciphertrace, a Mastercard company (MA), academia and many others.
“D R Maurice is a leading expert in regulatory technology, sandboxes, and CBDC digitalization. She has an extensive track record with central bank governance around the world and joins an impressive lineup of leading authorities from government and the private sector for our upcoming event,” said GBA Executive Director Gerard Dache.

Maurice, who works for the US Department of Treasury, will share her extensive experience and personal perspectives on digital assets, central banks, and the future of money. She will be addressing a diverse audience of policy makers, administrators, and influencers from various organizations, including:
– The United Nations
– The European Parliament
– The Digital Currency Monetary Authority
– The Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association
– The Central Bank of Egypt
– The US Department of State
– The US Department of Justice
– The US House of Representatives
– The US National Credit Union Administration
– The Utah State Digital Innovation & Blockchain Task Force
– Circle (CRCL)
– Ciphertrace
– and many more.

Digital finance is going through a tectonic shift, and CBDCs will be right in the middle of the movement. Ms. Maurice will be followed by a CBDC debate to hammer out some of the dissenting viewpoints. This event promises to be a thought-provoking conference, providing insights from leading voices in government and the private sector.

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit www.GBAglobal.org/FoMGL. For any inquiries, please email events@GBAglobal.org.

Bob Miko

Topic: Press release summary

Hong Kong – Appointment of CEO of Treasury Markets Association

Appointment of CEO of Treasury Markets Association


The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority: 


     The Treasury Markets Association (TMA) announced today (October 5) that Mr Chordio Chan has been appointed to succeed Mr Jack Cheung as the Chief Executive Officer of the TMA with effect from October 6, 2022, upon Mr Cheung’s retirement (Note).

     Mr Chan has many years of experience in the treasury markets. He retired from Bank of China (Hong Kong) early this year, after serving the bank for more than 13 years. His last position at the bank was General Manager and Head of Investment Management. Prior to that, Mr Chan worked for about 24 years at Citibank (Hong Kong), taken up various positions at the bank including Head of Capital and Money Market and Head of Risk Treasury.

     Mr Chan has actively participated in public and industry bodies. He had served as an Executive Board Member and the Market Practices Committee Chair of the TMA. Mr Chan also used to be a member of Financial and Treasury Services Committee at the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and a member of Products Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). He is an existing Deputy Chairman of the Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading Arbitration Panel of the SFC.

     Deputy Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Chair of the Executive Board of the TMA Mr Edmond Lau, said, “I believe Mr Chan’s extensive experience and passion for the industry will benefit the Association. I also look forward to working with Mr Chan to further develop the treasury markets in Hong Kong and promote Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre.”

     Commenting on Mr Cheung’s retirement, Mr Lau said, “I would like to thank Jack for his dedicated service and contributions to the TMA’s work in the past 11 years. The members of the TMA Executive Board, the TMA’s staff and I wish him a very happy retirement life.”

     The biography of Mr Chan is at Annex.

Note: Mr Cheung, who retires upon the end of his contract on October 5, 2022, will act as the TMA’s Senior Advisor for 1 year.

Canada – Treasury Board of Canada President, Mona Fortier, tables the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2021‑22

Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021–22, in the House of Commons.

February 19, 2022 – Ottawa, Ontario – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

The Government of Canada continues to make important investments in response to COVID-19, while ensuring other priorities, such as climate change, improved services for Indigenous peoples, infrastructure, and housing, are given the attention Canadians expect.

Today, the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, tabled the Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021–22, in the House of Commons.

These Supplementary Estimates propose $13.2 billion in voted budgetary spending across 70 federal organizations. This amount includes spending of $1.0 billion for additional therapeutics to treat COVID-19.

Additional proposed expenditures support a variety of government priorities, including addressing the impacts of climate change and support for housing, education, water treatment, health services and emergency response activities for Indigenous Canadians and their communities. 

The Supplementary Estimates also show, for information purposes, forecast budgetary statutory expenditures of $3.9 billion, which includes funding for the Canada Worker Lockdown Benefit and ventilation improvement projects in schools.

The Estimates family of documents provides Canadians and parliamentarians with insight into how the Government plans to invest taxpayer money. 


“Improvements to quality of life and an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic are equally important. These Estimates demonstrate that our government is addressing immediate needs while continuing to make long term investments that benefit all Canadians.”

–   The Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board

Quick Facts

The Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021-22, are seeking authority to spend an additional $13.2 billion in voted budgetary expenditures.
For information purposes, the Supplementary Estimates (C) also present forecast budgetary statutory expenditures of $3.9 billion.
With these Supplementary Estimates (C), 2021-22, the proposed budgetary authorities for 2021–22 amount to $415 billion, including $188.8 billion in planned voted expenditures and $226.2 billion in forecast statutory expenditures.    

Associated Links

Supplementary Estimates (C) 2021-22
 Supplementary Estimates (B) 2021-22
Supplementary Estimates (A) 2021-22
Main Estimates 2021-22
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
GC InfoBase

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